Friday, November 21, 2014
Veggie From Another Planet?
This amazing vegetable is a Romanesco cauliflower which we got from our CSA. I had never seen one before. The chartreuse color and the strange fractal quality of the flowerets is just beautiful. Wikipedia says that the branched meristems make up a logarithmic spiral. Also that the number of spirals on each head is a Fibonacci number. It is one of the mathematical wonders of the vegetable world.
We are having it for dinner, boiled whole, with cheese sauce and ham and boiled potatoes. I tried and tried to find a recipe that left it whole but most of them break it up like an ordinary cauliflower. That's tragic, in my opinion.
Posted by The Bride at 4:29 PM